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Re: filmscanners: Nikon Coolscan LS4000 - Peppery scans with Fuji chromes
At 09:22 AM 5/20/01 -0400, you wrote:
>"Kah Heng, Tan" wrote:
> > Hi
> > I have been fiddling with this scanner for the last half a day since
> > buying it yesterday.
> > Whilst it's ability to see into dark shadows is nothing short of
> > amazing, and its terrific scanning speed at full res brings a smile to
> > me, I have been having an extremely annoying problem with what I can
> > only describe as 'peppery' scans with Fuji slides.
>Tan, I have been scanning and printing with the LS4000 for two
>weeks. Not one single problem. I'm getting the most beautiful scans
>I've ever done. Prior to the 4000, I had the Nikon LS2000. I use
>exclusively Fuji 100F and Velvia. I've never seen a black speck like
>you're getting. This is not normal.
>I'm not a tech person and don't know how to help. My LS4000 installed
>very easy with no glitches. Every scan from the first to the last has
>been perfect. BTW, you won't believe the colors when using the 14-bit
>mode. It doubles your file size but triples your pleasure.
That's actually GOOD news. It means that I could have a defective unit.
I appreciate your advice on this. Good to hear you're using the same Fuji
films I have been referring to.
What's interesting is that I don't have this problem with scans of 6 year
old Kodak Gold 200 negs, though Elitechrome 200 scans show some of the same
problem, but E100S scans are not too bad.
I seem to have bad luck with scanners. Thank God I bought this locally so I
am going to exchange it tomorrow first thing in the morning.